Sunny-field's Book shelf

Sunny-field's Book shelf
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer Reading No.5 : Dark Night Rises

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ff20120727a1.html

Here is a movie you might want to watch and introduce it to your classmates. It might be a great presentation if you can.

Happy Reading!

Monday, July 30, 2012

No.4 Summer Reading: Be a winner in the defeat

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18902643

To me, having ideas of how you lose and what you do next from the experience is as valuable as  getting the gold medal or winning in a competition. In other words, regardless of the result, the learning opportunity is in your hand.  In fact, you may lose more in life in the general term of triumph. If you don't take them as blessings in disguise, you get only disappointing and other negative emotions. And in your whole life, you may try to avoid making errors or defeats. What will you get from such a life?
Security? Is it possible to avoid errors and defeats? I keep on repeating myself because I often need to realize this as well. We lose a lot but the good news is we can learn from defeats and errors a lot as well. How will we do that? By facing the defeat and analyze the causes and work on it/ them. Instead of fearing defeats, welcoming and overcoming them as learning opportunities seem like a feasible and meaningful approach to life. What do you think?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Always Love

Hello.I'm Ryota.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ulU08Se7Qs&feature=youtu.be&a

This band is Nada Surf.
Song title is Always Love.

I think lyrics is good!

This band covering "All Need Is Love" in The Beatles.
It's covering is very good.
Recommend.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Lake Story 3

Hi all,
Have you been keeping up with the lake story?

Here is part 3!

1 Read the story below.
http://eflshorts.com/2012/06/02/the-lake-chapter-3/

2 Answer answers of these quiz on your notebook.
http://eflshorts.com/2012/06/07/comprehension-for-the-lake-chapter-3/
http://eflshorts.com/2012/06/08/grammar-for-the-lake-chapter-3/
http://eflshorts.com/2012/06/04/quizlet-for-the-lake-chapter-3/

No need to write answers of quizlet. Enjoy the games!

Happy reading and learning!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Offspring

Hello. I'm Ryota.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbpqBvc7ZQo&feature=related

This song is my favorite song.
Of course, They are popular artists.
Of course, I like The Offspring.

I recomend Album name is "Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace" in The Offspring.
This Album is good.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The lake Story 2

Hi all, here is the second summer reading. The procedure is the same :-)

1 Print out and read the story below.
http://eflshorts.com/2012/05/26/the-lake-chapter-2/

2 Do this comprehension & grammar quiz and write the answers on your notebook.
http://eflshorts.com/2012/05/28/comprehension-for-the-lake-chapter-2/

http://eflshorts.com/2012/05/30/grammar-for-the-lake-chapter-2/

Happy reading and learning!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Quote in Alice in Wonderland

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/alice-in-wonderland?auto_login_attempted=true

Oh, I love Alice in Wonderland. Don't you? There are full of words of wisdom I think. The best thing is that there is no right or wrong interpretation for such quotes. You take as you wish!

Perhaps we can share our interpretation of one of those quotes. It might be a fun activity!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Rey Charles

Hello.
I`m ryo big.

I`m interested in this artist and song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU39--Ccwes&feature=related

His name is Rey Charles.
It is very famous artist in the world.
He was lost his eyesight.
I`m very surprised .

and this song [elley my love]is sang japanese famous artists
[southen all stars]before.

Line is very cool.

A book to read today.

http://www.planetesme.com/saharaspecial.html

This kind of book will revive the love of reading in me again. Today, I need this book.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Summer Reading: The Lake Story 1

Hi all, please follow the instruction and do all the activities.

1 Print out this story and read it.
http://eflshorts.com/2012/05/19/the-lake-chapter-1/

2 Do this quizlet.
http://eflshorts.com/2012/05/22/quizlet-for-the-lake-chapter-1/

3 Do all 3  grammar activities and write the answers on your notebook.
http://eflshorts.com/2012/05/23/grammar-for-the-lake-chapter-1/

We will share the answers during the summer intensive course :-)

Happy reading and learning!



Friday, July 6, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Do you have a good decision-making skill?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=foreign-language-improve-decisions

An interesting article about the relationship between language-learning and decision-making.

It is a beautiful sunny day today. Hope all of you have a good day!

Cheers
Chico

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Cramming for tests

http://www.oxfordlearning.com/letstalk/2010/10/15/the-pros-and-cons-of-cramming/

Our environmentally rich country, Japan has more than four seasons. Rainy reason can be added to Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Those reasons with different characteristic enrich our lives. But there are also some reasons that are unpleasant, which is the seasons for tests.

Generally, we have three terms in an academic year, starting from April. In the freshman year in any educational institute, the new comers enjoy the blooming cherry blossoms and fun golden week, that has 4 national holidays in the week from the end of April to beginning of May. Students enjoy the holiday with their new mates and family. Then after that, the reality hits them with middle term test. I used to think, "How cruel this is!" Because the fear for the test often spoil the excitements and pleasures  on holiday.  Unfortunately, the bigger and scarier term-end test comes before Summer vacation. In the midst of summer holiday planning, students cram all the numbers and words in their head and by the time the holiday begins, they forget everything they crammed. That is, I call, a season of sighs.

As you sigh so much on endless pages of textbooks, have you ever wondered if  cramming really effective strategy? Well, I won't say to learn but even to get good grades. I certainly think cramming has some advantages but here is something to consider.

Wouldn't that be nice if you get good grades while you actually learn something?

 If this question doesn't make any sense to you, you are one of rare and fortunate case. Congrats! Please carry on whatever you do. But those who understand what I am saying, take a few mins to think about this question. For the test you have been cramming right now, you might have to carry on but for the next one. Cramming is NOT the only way to digest information you get at school.

Good luck on your test! And imagine all the fun staff you can do during Summer when you need to escape from the season of sign for a while. Good news is you are not alone and it can be the last time you have to get intimidatingly huge amount of information into your head within 24 hours.

The Coffee Addiction.

Do you like coffee?
I love coffee, so everday I drink it.  I thought coffee is familiar drink and I can get easily.
But  I watched this video and I knew that coffee  is spent long time until we can drink.

If you watch this video, from now on, you don't drink it quickly  and  you need to taste it.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/43393500